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Smack Bikinis: Behind the Scenes

Feb 6, 2018 5:54:07 AM

When Smack Sportswear was created in 1994, founder Bill Sigler was looking to make hats that flipped up, similar to what Sinjin wore back in the day. Their office was on 8th St. in Manhattan Beach in a single car garage. Now, more than two decades later, Smack is the premier custom volleyball apparel supplier located in a swanky new two-story office, warehouse, and showroom based only a few miles from the Manhattan and Hermosa Beach piers.



One thing hasn't changed. Smack Sportswear still does their own cut and sew. In a world full of outsourcing and mass production, Smack prefers to keep their bikinis, spandex shorts, and many other items close to home. Not only does this improve quality control of our high-performance apparel, but it also allows for better control over turnaround time and order accuracy. In fact, Smack's cut and sew team sometimes works seven days a week to make sublimated bikinis and other custom apparel for beach and indoor clubs across the country. 



The term cut and sew describes the process of customizing a garment from raw fabric, rather than one that has been purchased from a third-party supplier and then screenprinted or altered. Smack CEO, Bill Sigler, says, "It's pretty unique that we do our own cut and sew right here in California. No other volleyball brand offers this. It allows us to turnaround custom/sublimated bikinis in UNDER 2 WEEKS, as well as produce items no one else offers, like sublimated leggings."


Smack continues to be a leader in custom and sublimated volleyball apparel. So, when you see Smack suits hitting the beach, you can trust that they've been designed, cut, and created right here in sunny Southern California. 

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